Is Patreon Really the Best Way to Support Artists & Creators?

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At its core, Patreon is a platform that connects artists and creators with patrons — backers who pay to support said creators. In turn, artists and creatives can share their work on the platform, allowing supporters to access special content and rewards. From music, stories and webcomics to photography, illustrations, videos and podcasts, there's a lot to enjoy on Patreon — and many creators to support.

Before platforms like Patreon, it was much more difficult for artists and creators to make a living, build a platform, and connect with supporters and fans. Thanks to Patreon, there's both more access and visibility, which means creators actually get paid for their work every month. But is it the best way to support creatives? We're taking a closer look.